Monday, October 19, 2009

Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner

I have been hearing about the wonders of Herbal Essences Shampoos for ages. So when I was in Sainsbury's I thought I would give it a go at a only £3.97 and buy 1 get 1 free. So I bought the set for dry hair in the blue bottle. I was so surprised at how little I needed and how lather rich the shampoo was. My hair felt amazing and the conditioner was so perfect. I will definitely make a point of using this shampoo and conditioner regularly and I have since discovered I can buy it cheaper elsewhere too.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Red Hot Rhythm - what !

I bought 2 boxes of Dark and Lovely's Red Hot Rhythm permanant hair dye. I actually bought the dye to late because I was supposed to dye my hair at the start of summer and then wear some nice styles showing it off. I have many friends who are hairdressers who did not want to dye my hair as I do wear pieces too. So anyway I just dyed it. check out the pictures and have a look. The only thing is the colour did not come out even so next time I will start from my ends then my roots or something. I might even get a different shade all together. Do you have any tips on doing your own hair dye? What products should I use. I might even go for a more of a mahogany brown/red or something next time. How do I get the colour to take on the ends better?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

YouTube Hair bloggers

Just saw this over at AOL Blackvoices. The beautiful Patrice aka Afrobella compiled a list of YouTube hair bloggers. They are definitley worth a look. I have shared a video or two by them on here.

Black Voices top YouTube bloggers

As for my hair. I think I will try to do Kinky twists again or Senegalese twist. Looking for more tips.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My gorgeous fro

Just look at that hairline. It looks atrocious. I think it is because I wear a lot of pieces and my hair is always pulled back. Having said that though. My fro looks gorgeous in this pic. I often think my hair does not look nice when indeed it does. In this pic my hair is freshly washed and blow dried. It is just doing what it does. I now need to get serious about taking care of my hair.

Though I wonder if I should purchase a membership on Long Hair Care forum or make use of the many blogs and Youtubers out there. I need a routine that is simple and consists of no more than 4 products though they can be varied.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

Crunchy hair

When you go into the bargain stores, some products are worth a try. I bought two Tony&Guy products. One being the Jamelia model me conditioner and the other high gloss blow dry lotion. These were selling very cheap in Home Bargains so I thought I would give it a go. The conditioner is lovely and I will continue to use it untill it finishes.

However the High gloss blow dry lotion is horrible. It made my hands sticky and also caused my 100% natural hair to feel crunchy. I am certain some residue is there because I can see something falling like dust out of my hair when I comb it. Now I will need to wait to wash my hair for at least one weak. Now I know not everything is worth trying.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hair Wrap

I am so addicted to YouTube and subscribe to a few people. Although I have a Youtube account I have no videos as I am working on getting a camcorder. However I will eventually begin doing still picture videos

Anyway I so wish my hair looked so lush after wrapping like this

She has beautiful hair, clearly a different texture to my own. So I do know that I cannot get the same results. It looks gorgeous. There a couple of other videos where she does roller set and shows you her technique on a doing a silk wrap

Check out ItsMsHeatherNicole's YouTube Page

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kinky twist no

I so want some self styled Kinky Twist. The dvd is ok. It is a very simple dvd. My problem was that no matter how I twist tight etc. The hair would look loose and not together. I mean where my hair was the twist was loose but the extension looked good.

Practice sister. I have not given up yet. I have a suitcase full of hair to play with

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Braids by Breslin kinky twists

I have known abot Marqueta Breslin's DVD's for years. My friend bought some where as I procrastinate. I have always wanted to buy at least one. So just on a whim I have purchased the above DVD which says is for beginners and experts alike. What is even more useful it states that you will learn both the braid in and the twist in method.
So now I will wait to get the DVD and see if it will teach me the skills I need. Whereas I will not be doing other people's hair I will be doing my own. Will give a review when I get it.
Find out more on what she offers at the Baids By Breslin website.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Kinky Twists Tutorials

I think I need to do more for myself in 2009. My hair being one thing I need to do more of myself. To be honest I do love my instant weaves for versatility but I love Kinky twist extensions even more. If I could teach myself and perfect this skill then I could do my hair whenever I want it done. Back in 2004 I was making myself proud and doing my hair. I can do it. I just need to apply myself better. I have quite a few bags of Marley braid to use.

So for 2009 I am setting one of my hair challenges as being able to do kinky twist extensions all by myself. I have been watching YouTube videos constantly. Afterall I improved my makeup techn
iques this way.

Check out these tutorials.

Monday, January 05, 2009

2009 - ya see mi

Well 2009 is here. What can I say about my hair. My edges need tender loving care and I am over due for a trim. I do bad things to my hair like gel it down for the week when I just cannot be bothered.

But there is hope. One of my favourite hair bloggers is back with a new blog showcasing her talents and her beautiful hair. Her old site can now be found here and get this....she has a YouTube channel. I do too but no videoes as I have no video camera. So go check her out.

It is my birthday this month, so I am just trying to figure out what to do with my day or the weekend before. I must treat my hair to some TLC. I need to try new products too. I am getting bored of my Instant Afro weaves etc etc. It is just the styling that is the problem for me. For some reason I went from being able to say yes to twist outs to nah they aint for me.

Lets see if my attitude changes. Maybe some hair dye might help.